Hat-tip to Viknesh, we have this news:
Shame on you theSun for supporting scams! But then again, who wasn't being fooled by the MSM or Vincent Tan?
Hitvada 31-12-2007 - From Harish Deshmukh, Staff Reporter
AKHIL Bharatiya Andha Shraddha Nirmulan Samiti (ABANS) activists exposed Swami Kishor Shastri, who claimed himself as the country’s famous astrologer, for exploiting superstitious citizens in the Second Capital.
Swami Kishor Shastri was arrested by Sonegaon Police after he was exposed by activists of Akhil Bharatiya Andha Shraddha Nirmulan Samiti. (Pic by Satish Raut)
Sonegaon Police arrested Swami Kishor Shastri and one of his disciples Gulab Joshi after conducting a search operation in his room at Hotel Pride on Sunday. Two gold necklaces, rings, mangalsutras, lemons,“tabijs” (lockets), Rs 51,750/- cash, a cheque of Rs 20 lakh, and four cellphones were seized from Swami Shatri’s room.
After coming from Kashi, Swami Kishor Shastri was putting up in room No.110 at Hotel Pride on Wardha Road. Swami Shastri had given advertisements in local newspapers claiming that he can solve the problem of men and women by seeing their faces and photograph without horoscope.
It was also mentioned in the advertisement that he would give Positive results regarding personal problems, business, higher education, love, marriage, divorce, politics, remarriage etc. Names of the persons and their problems would be kept secret by him, the advertisement mentioned. After reading the advertisement, Vishnu Goenka, a prominent businessman from, Cotton Market area, approached Swami Shastri. Goenka was suffering from blood pressure and diabetes.
The agents of the Swami were taking Rs. 500/- each to allow them to meet him in his room. After Goenka told him his, problem, Swami Claimed that he was a devotee of goddess Durga and can treat him.
Swami told Goenka to bring Rs 26,700/- for performing the rituals, Goenka was asked to write his name on a lemon. Then his palm impression was taken on a piece of paper.
Swami then told Goenka that he would die within a month if the rituals were not performed by him. He then assured Goenka that he would give a “tabij”(locket) to him. Swami Shastri then took Rs 2000/- as advance from him.
Goenka came out of the room and immediately alerted ABANS activists Umesh Choube and Harish Deshmukh. Choube along with other activists including Uttam Sulke, Prakash Hargode, Sunil Wanjari and Duryodhan Nimbarte, took Goenka to the police.
On the basis of Goenka’s complaint,Police Inspector Ramchandra Katole, PSI Tukaram Koyande, V.M.Mahulkar, and ASI Dashrath conducted search at Swami Shastri’s room.
Cops arrested the self-styled God man Swami Shastri and his disciple Joshi.
An offence under Sections 4,5 and 7 of the Drugs and Magic Remedies Act, 1954 has been registered against them at Sonegaon Police Station.
The 'Lord Elie', the Prince of Egypt...what else is new? If any imbelice Bee End (read:UMNO politicians) were to be scammed, I'd say - serve them right! But then again, where do the money to pay these fuckers came from?
Here's yet another advert posted on page2 yesterday.
A scammer (almost) juxtaposed with another scammer whose interview was like a Z-grade comedy rerun nobody would fucking bovvered reading.